House of Reps honours deceased member, adjourns plenary

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House of Reps honours deceased member, adjourns plenary

The House of Representatives on Tuesday adjourned plenary until September 15 in honour of one of its deceased colleagues, Adedayo Omolafe.

Mr Omolafe, until his demise, represented Akure South and Akure North of Ondo State in the House of Representatives.

While announcing his death at the plenary, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said it was customary for the House to adjourn sitting once it loses any member.

He said the burial arrangement for the deceased would be announced by the family.

Mr Omolafe, popularly known as “Expensive,” and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died on August 15.

The House had gone on annual recess on July 26 to resume on September 14.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, had also appeared before the House of Reps Committee on Defence to brief it on the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) by bandits.

The Commandant General of the NDA, Major-General Ibrahim Yusuf, had earlier visited the committee to brief it on the security breach at the academy.

Bandits had on August 15, attacked the NDA in Kaduna, killing and kidnapping officers at the academy.

The committee thereafter went into a closed-door session for what it described as classified information.

Peoples Gazette